Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Skirt tails?

New battleground poll says Palin boosting McCain in key states

Skirt tails?


Republican Veep candidate Sarah Palin, the moose-hunting governor of Alaska, is attracting white women to the part's presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain, helping him pull away from Democratic Sen. Barack Obama in Florida and nanrrow the gap in Pennsylvania, according to a new Quinnipiac University polls of swing states.

Still, McCain slipped slightly in Ohio, according to Quinnipiac, showing the volatility of polls at this stage.

In Florida, McCain was leading 50-43 percent, compared to 47-43 percent in an August 26 poll by the university.

Obama was leading 48-45 percent in PA, down from a margin of 49-42 percent in the last poll.

In Ohio, Obama is up 49 percent to 44 percent, compared to 44-43 percent last time.

Since August 26, McCain is up +5 percentage points in Florida among white women and +4 points in Ohio.


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